Re: Charsets: Problem statement/requirements?

Gavin Nicol (
Tue, 14 Feb 95 20:50:14 EST

>technically inmature/impractical just like communism. Anyway, the new
>framework should provide hooks for multiple charsets and further
>development of encoding schemes, no matter what charset/encoding scheme is
>eventually used as default.

Sure. I agree 100% *except* we cannot have multiple character sets
within a document when it reaches the parser.

>The charset of Kanji in Japanese is much more static than charset in
>Chinese, thanks to the Kana system in Japanese, as most new japanese words

Well to a degree. Companies in particular often use different Kanji
to create an impact.

I do not think sending a gif to be a kludge. Just as I do not expect
every browser to support my signature (god forbid!), I do not see
any practical way of supporting every newly created character.

If you can supply pointers to the "research on new encodings", I'd
be most appreciative.